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BSc MBACP (Accred)

About me

Please note: I am now offering a variety of ways to access my service including in-person, via telephone or video call.

I would like to start by welcoming you to my profile page, I’m mindful you may be facing some challenges in your life, things that may seem outside of your control, and looking for someone to support you. I would like to share with you how I work, and I hope it will encourage you to take the next, brave steps of reaching out.

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I meet their proficiency standards and comply with their ethical framework. Providing a safe practice is very important to me. Having worked therapeutically with many, as well as being a client myself, I understand the importance of feeling safe.

I specialise in working with adults supporting them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their parts, and the world in which we exist. I do this by offering a trusting relationship which is key for therapeutic growth and change. My intention is not to tell you what to do or how to do things, but to listen and understand the difficulties you are facing both internally and externally and together find solutions and comfort.

I trained in a relational, integrated approach to therapy which means I studied a wide range of models which inform my awareness and practice. This includes Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Person Centred, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also known as ‘Tapping therapy’ amongst others. I’m passionate about this way of working as I don’t believe there is one approach for every individual, the fact we are individual means we each have different needs based on our unique experiences. I offer classic ‘talking therapy’ as well as experiential ways of working, which is particularly beneficial for healing trauma. My work supports individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, shame, trauma and bereavement, these are just a few examples. I offer both short- and long-term approaches in line with what your system needs.

A little more about Internal Family Systems (IFS)…

Imagine we were made up of parts, each part with its own unique qualities and role in our system. You may notice sometimes you struggle to make a decision or feel conflicted inside, you may hear yourself say “A part of me wants to go out with my friends but another part wants me to stay in and relax in front of the TV”. IFS is a systematic approach and encourages the exploration of our inner system or ‘internal family’, how it reacts and how it protects us. Many of us have had experiences in life that have caused emotional pain or distress, these experiences have a profound effect on our systems and often force our parts to take on extreme roles to protect those parts carrying extreme burdens or beliefs ie: I’m bad (shame). Maybe we can be curious together to hear what your system is trying to communicate to you, collaboratively enquire and offer support to those parts that need it.

Making a decision to access therapy can be a difficult and daunting time however, getting this far signifies you have accepted you require support, taking control and now marks the beginning of positive change in your life. I invite you to contact me for an initial chat to see if I am the right person to support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is one of the largest leading organisations for counselling and psychotherapy in Britain. I feel proud to be a part of this organisation and ensure my practice is in accordance with their code of ethics to ensure that I am providing an ethical and safe practice.

I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance cover and hold a Data Protection License.

Professional Qualifications:

  • BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma HE in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • L3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Certificate in CBT
  •  ACTO approved practitioner for online working
  • Bereavement training
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1 Practitioner

I am currently undertaking my Master's in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

In addition to my practice, I have a part-time lecturing support role at Leeds Beckett University.

Aside from this I am committed to my personal development and access training on a regular basis to both update and further my knowledge.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

I offer a no cost initial session of 30 minutes. This will be an opportunity to discuss what you wish to bring to counselling and also to see if you think I am the right person to support you through your journey.

Following this my fees are £50.00 per 50 minute session.

When I work

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I aim to offer flexibility in my working hours so please contact me to discuss your requirements further. I am happy to accept enquiries via telephone, email or text message.

Further information

There is both stairs and lift access to my therapy room.

There is allocated parking at the centre with no charge. The centre is also accessible via public transport with bus stops located directly outside.

The Barracks Business Centre, Wakefield Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4HH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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